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Understanding the asylum and refugee process

There are many reasons why immigrants may want to become permanent residents in the United States. While many believe this is for work or new opportunities, this is not the only reason. For some immigrants, they are working tirelessly to escape persecution in their home country. Obtaining asylum does not only help immigrants avoid these devastating hardships but also opens the door for the ability to live a healthy, safe and positive life.

Those seeking asylum are known as asylees. And those filing for asylum are seeking resettlement and permanent status in the U.S. While obtaining asylum status could be very beneficial, those applying for asylum must go through a process to obtain approval. First, those seeking refugee status must receive a referral through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, and once this is received, assistance with the application and interview phase is provided. On the other hand, those seeking asylum status must file and application with USCIS. If the applicant is not in a removal proceeding, he or she can proceed with the interview process.

Helping you through employment immigration law issues

Workers and businesses in Florida, the United States and across the globe all seek to make their mark in the world. Sometimes an individual, business or a company needs to expand and go beyond their bounds. In order to accomplish this, people from other countries may want to take on international opportunities, including exploring business opportunities in the United States.

Whether you are seeking employment in the U.S. or seek to take your business or corporation to America, it is important to understand how to make these business opportunities a reality. This means understanding what employment immigration issues they could encounter, what steps need to be taken and what is needed to do this temporarily and long term.

Enforcement of undocumented immigration to increase in Miami

Miami is a city that is full of immigrants from many different countries in the world. President Trump has been consistent with his message of not tolerating undocumented immigration. A recent plan was announced by Trump's administration to further crack down on undocumented immigrants.

The Department of Justice will be giving out $98 million dollars to law enforcement agencies across the country, including Miami, to pay for new officers. In exchange the federal government and immigration officials will receive access inside local jails and detain undocumented immigrants. Miami is poised to receive $3 million after recently shedding its status of a sanctuary city for immigrants.

Differences between manufacturing and design defects in products

People in Florida use many different products every day. When purchasing these products people usually have a choice between a number of different brands who make similar products. Each brand may be designed slightly different or cost different amounts and people make their choice of what to buy on a number of different factors. However, no matter what choice they ultimately make, they expect the product to work for its intended purpose.

Eventually most products will break down over time, but some will break much sooner or may have some inherent design defects. This can be very frustrating for the consumers who buy these defective products, but it can also be dangerous. Sometimes these defects cause injuries to the people using them. Some of the injuries can also be very severe and change people's lives for a long period of time or potentially permanently. The victims in these situations may be entitled to compensation, but it is important to know who is responsible for the defect which caused the injury.

Shopping mall injuries are more common than people may think

Going to the mall for Miami residents is a common activity, especially during the upcoming holiday season. Many people enjoy going shopping at places that have lots of stores, so they can shop in a short amount of time. Others use mall to get some exercise and socialize with friends. Regardless of what a person does there, malls are a community gathering place. But, no one expects they will suffer an injury while at the mall.

Thousands of people across the United States are injured at shopping malls each year. Most people don't expect they will suffer from an injury when they're shopping. But, there are many injuries that can occur in these premises. Slip and fall injuries can occur if an escalator malfunctions, if the floors are wet or the carpet is torn. Objects can fall on a shopper or a display can collapse causing head or body injuries. An injury can occur from a shopping cart if it tips over. And, especially on days like "Black Friday," overcrowding injuries become a reality for some shoppers.

Many types of temporary visas exist for those travelling to Miami

Thousands of people from other countries come to Miami and cities across the United States each year. Many of these people will require a temporary visa to stay in the U.S. Under U.S. immigration law, there are many different temporary visas that a person can apply for.

Visitors to the United States who are planning to live or work temporarily need to have a non-immigrant visa. There are many different temporary visas that a person may be eligible for. One kind is the diplomatic visa. This visa is for foreign government officials and their families. Another visa is a B1 or B2 visa. A B-1 is for someone coming to the U.S. for business and B-2 is for pleasure. A C visa is for those who are traveling from one country to another through the U.S. There is also a D crewman's visa for crewmen, crewman trainees and employees of owners of the ship.

Hotels must ensure that the premises are safe for guests

There are many hotels in Florida and people frequent them often for a variety of reasons. Florida is a popular destination for tourists especially as the weather gets colder in the north. So, the hotels may experience an increase in business soon. The cost of the hotels and the extra amenities they provide vary quite a bit, but no matter how much the hotel costs, they all must provide certain safety measures to keep their guests safe.

This does not mean that the hotel will automatically be liable for every injury that occurs at the hotel, but if they do not follow the safety measures, they could be liable. These safety measures include ensuring that each door to the individual rooms properly lock.

Hit and run crash in Florida kills woman in wheelchair

Most Miami drivers understand how important it is to always be aware of their surroundings, including pedestrians, when they are driving. There can be lots of obstacles on the roadway, so paying attention is very important. Recently, a woman was killed by a hit and run driver while she was in her wheelchair.

The woman was hit and killed in Little Haiti. The woman, age 83, was in the intersection of 62nd Street and NE Second Avenue where she was hit by a dark, four-door vehicle. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. Miami detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them.

Immigration activists advise President not to split up families

Many families have come to the United States to seek a better life for their children and themselves. Florida residents may be concerned though to learn that soon, a group of immigrants may receive word from President Trump that they will be deported.

Immigration rights advocates are asking the Trump administration to extend legal assistance to families in the United States temporarily from Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Haiti. The immigrants are in the United States under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will decide in the coming weeks whether to extend the status. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants are affected by the TPS status. Advocates say that many families will be broken up if people are forced to return to their home countries. Honduran TPS immigrants have been in the U.S. for an average of 23 years and 19 years on average for those from El Salvador. Some say that the designation was never meant to be permanent.

Statute of limitations for product liability actions in Florida

There are many different aspects that go into the design of the many different products that people purchase in Florida. Obviously the main aspects of the design depend on the product itself and the purpose of the product. However, how a designer or manufacturer decides to get to the end goal can vary. Sometimes the designer or manufacturer may take some short cuts or use cheaper material, which end up causing the product to break or become dangerous when used in a normal manner.

If this occurs the products can cause severe injuries to the people using the defective products. These injuries can change how the person lives their life and limit their ability to do certain activities. They can also be costly. Medical bills can add up quickly, especially for long-term injuries which may require extensive rehabilitation. The person also may not be able to work, which can cost them a large amount of income.

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